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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7,090
Views: 1,172,242
Posted By SFKLR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeCUc4Vk5vQ ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeCUc4Vk5vQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnQlMVAdGYo

Thump thump!

:dllama
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-08-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By SFKLR
GPS noob needs help with 60cs

I'm the guy who never programmed a VCR. Still blinks 12:00. My GPS story is roughly the same.

I bought a Garmin 60cs in 2005 for an Alaska trip, and I did register it online with Garmin. It...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-31-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 734
Posted By SFKLR
Artisanal Adventure

This is the funniest damn thing ever (http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit).

On Gawker today.

:poser


I put it in Day Trippin', because that's what it is: a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-15-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By SFKLR
Minor oil leak from the ... what is this thing?

Can you help me out here? Nothing major--just some oil minor seepage from under a washer. I plan to remove and replace the washer, but what is this part?? In the photo below (not my photo) from...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,006
Posted By SFKLR
Rear suspension settings question

Quick (and dumb) conceptual suspension question, but I need to understand this basic concept before I go any further with what has become very expensive suspension tinkering. I'm on an 11.2kg rear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,523
Posted By SFKLR
Near misses, caught on tape

Tired of nearly being killed every day. Gonna start keeping snippets of my commute here. Hopefully none ever result in a Face Plant.

Today, backing up.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-18-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 708
Posted By SFKLR
950SE emissions sticker recall?

Got a letter from KTM that my emissions sticker was recalled and I should get a new one from my dealer. The new sticker arrived today from my dealer, but no info on why, or what to do with it, or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-15-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By SFKLR
Walk me thru a shock spring change on 950SE

So I got a Slavens' spring to replace the stiff stock one on the rear wheel of my SE. Not much info in the owners' manual or "the How" on swapping out the springs. Looks like there are some...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-16-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By SFKLR
SE front wheel spacer question

Could someone please post or send me a photo of their front axle and both sides of the forks on the super enduro? I need to confirm that I haven't misplaced a spacer. I sent the bike out for...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,274
Posted By SFKLR
Struggling Man: Bad Attitudes in Baja

So a couple years ago Deepcdiver and I went from Tecate to Cabo and back in two weeks. It was a great trip, 2800 miles all told, and I have a couple hours of video from it. But I also noticed I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-28-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,540
Posted By SFKLR
SF to LA and back on a 950SE

So I took a ride down to LA for the weekend. Mostly to visit college buddies, drink beer, bbq, and watch football. I only stopped for a few photos, and I'm afraid they are pretty monotonous: a 950SE...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-07-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,663
Posted By SFKLR
Diagnosis help please: Sounds like low octane knock on 1st gear takeoffs

Can't stand it any longer. My bike sounds like it's knocking on low octane fuel with every first gear takeoff. It disappears quickly, but it's there--sounding like it is coming from the valves--after...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 999
Posted By SFKLR
Quick carb setting question

So I have a 950 SE at sea level with stock carbs, SAS/Cannister removed. The only changes are needles to third position and Wings pipes, both of which made improvements to the previously ultra-lean...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-23-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 819
Posted By SFKLR
Super Enduro handguards

So I've got an SE and Cycra Pro Bend handguards. Nice, but I'm thinking about different hand guard options. Looks like I can three different plastic shapes with the current pro-bend aluminum guards....
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-07-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 968
Posted By SFKLR
Traveler spotted

On my bus downtown this morning I spotted this European(?) on an F800. Looked like was Northbound. Anyone know who this is, or have a link to a ride report? Just curious. Looks like he's having more...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-04-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,765
Posted By SFKLR
STILL The Last Super Enduro

The phone rang. "Your truck is here."
I didn't order a truck; I ordered a bike, and it should be on the truck.

I open the garage: a 25 footer pulls up. The sweaty driver shouts out the window,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,920
Posted By SFKLR
What bike did you buy AFTER you bought a GS--and why?

Following up on rocketman's great question; "What did you own before the GS? (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=671026)", I want to know what people have bought AFTER they bought a GS,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,091
Posted By SFKLR
R1200GS falls behind S1000RR in sales?

I get an email from BMWMotorrad every month. This month's email contains the usual stuff about how great 2010 was for BMW (sales up 4%), racing victories, new C-concept scooter, and the following:
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 79,922
Posted By SFKLR
At the 5:15 or 5:20 mark of the Wyman Canyon snow...

At the 5:15 or 5:20 mark of the Wyman Canyon snow video: "This could be an interesting two weeks!" :roflYa think?!

Hard to believe we were sweating like mad and begging for shade at that very...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-23-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By SFKLR
2008 GSA Registration renewal fees

Yikes, just opened my CA DMV registration renewal. $59 for registration, $173 for "License fee". $10 more for County/District fees.

What the heck is a license fee? I already have a plate, it...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By SFKLR
Tackling 24K service on '08 GSA

Thanks to JVB for making the maintenance DVD. Once I understand HOW something works, turning the wrench on it is easy (usually). Only ignorance is debilitating.

Because it was the first time, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By SFKLR
What's this wire do?

What's this wire/plug do? Upper half of the photo. Should there be only one wire? There are two inputs. 2008 r1200gsa. Thanks.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/5087035045_79735f0716_z.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-09-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,828
Posted By SFKLR
Hey, Baja Ho! I remember. That was a good day in...

Hey, Baja Ho! I remember. That was a good day in La Paz. Yes, the XR continues to amaze me at what it can do, but I still baby it for fear of tearing it apart. After the last couple of trips I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-07-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,828
Posted By SFKLR
You see us as you want to see us - in the...

You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a king, a freak, a misfit, and a renegade. Correct? That's the way we saw each other at...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-06-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,828
Posted By SFKLR
Nah, smart venting: cushion of air looks...

Nah, smart venting: cushion of air looks refreshingly cool. My insulated armor and black jacket was just about the worst thing for the desert, even if it is slimming in photos!

You know, I think...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By SFKLR
08 GSA Lampf warning when it's hot out

Strange thing: when the air temp gets to 99 degrees or higher, my Lampf warning will usually come on. Sometimes it gets to 104 before it comes on. I get off the bike and look around, but don't see...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,188
Posted By SFKLR
Help! Where does this part go?

Sorry for the blurry photo, but do you see the small rubber vacuum cap just above the center of the photo? (Photo is of the right side throttle body)
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,784
Posted By SFKLR
Paid off the r1200gs adventure early

I clearly don't understand the stock market. The Dow Jones has no business at 10,000, and I think it will only go down as people wake up to the macro-economic realities. The best investment for my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-06-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,332
Posted By SFKLR
Huge SF Motorcycle Parking Fee Increase

Commuting to SF is about to get 280% to 300% more expensive. Due to budget shortfall, on July 1 SFMTA is raising parking on cars from $4.50 to $5 per hour, fast passes are going up from $45 to...
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,794
Posted By SFKLR
Anyone still use film cameras when riding?

If so, what do you use, and please SHOW some of the photos you've taken with it. Your photos might help me decide whether to make room for my FM3a next trip.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-19-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By SFKLR
Usal in a day?

I'm thinking about taking Thanksgiving week off and going from SF to Arcata Saturday the 22th to visit my Ma. Is Usal do-able in a day? Say I get up at 6am, on the road by 7, up to Fort Bragg by...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By SFKLR
2008 GSA fog lamp mount busted

Crap. Busted the plastic mount for a fog lamp. Also cut the crap out of my finger. No warranty on the finger, and the lamp is probably from getting careless with the cover.

I think I'm either...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By SFKLR
JD Power wants to know about my 08GSA

Just received a JD Power survey about my 08GSA purchase. I still have the bike, have put about 8100 miles on it so far. Still smooth as buttah, but I did have the EWS failure that left me stranded a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,406
Posted By SFKLR
My new-to-me 650 thumper!

drum roll ... a lightly used, 2002, street legal, Honda xr650r!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,046
Posted By SFKLR
The One-Page GS/A Maintenance Summary

Way back when I was riding a KLR, a very smart fellow KLR'er named Mark made a one page, double sided diagram of all KLR wiring, all maintenance procedures, all torque values, socket sizes, bulb...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,050
Posted By SFKLR
My first gear "tall" pants still ride up when I...

My first gear "tall" pants still ride up when I sit on my GS. I now wear a pair of REI hiking gaiters underneath.

Sorry for the big pic: it's the only one i have of the pants/gaiters combo.
...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By SFKLR
Hey Dan, After doing some more research, I now...

Hey Dan,
After doing some more research, I now think it was the lack of an isolator (I had never heard of such a thing before). Running both the radio and the autocom on the bike's power apparently...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By SFKLR
Simple? Ugh. I just wasted my weekend...

Simple? Ugh. I just wasted my weekend experimenting with sirius stratus 4, cigarette lighter adapter, where to place antenna, how to adjust volume, dropped signals, high pitched whines,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By SFKLR
Yep, kept my fog lights on since mile 1. Wish I...

Yep, kept my fog lights on since mile 1. Wish I had more light at the rear too, so drivers behind me go :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By SFKLR
Nice bike choice. For comfort, 1) Put...

Nice bike choice.

For comfort,
1) Put Fastway footpegs on in place of stock. That'l buy you about 5/8ths of an inch downward.
2) Get a taller seat--also straightens the knees.
3) put on...
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